“Clemmons’ voice is natural and appealing . . . and . . . what she is telling us is powerfully poignant and emotional, even at times, devastatingly resonant. . . .
“a love story that is also a survival story of beauty and hope.”
One could compare the artistic career of Clarence Major to that of musical genius Miles Davis. Major has always been miles ahead of other African American writers.
This thought-provoking novel is set in the years just after the Civil War.
“perfect for young children just learning America’s history, long-time history buffs, and readers who love a stroll down memory lane . . .”
"Balm is a powerful tale of individual loves, longings, and losses . . ."
“Makeda is beyond ambitious and imaginative and, at times challenging, but it is also well written and powerful, with an ending that is equal parts tragic and romantic in nature.